Michael Robbins

Gallery: New Paintings

Blue Joy
Spring is Here

Michael Robbins

I have always been impressed by a saying of Picasso's: "All of my art is simply an accident that I have made meaningful." In a similar vein, Heidegger says our lives are "thrown possibility". So, when I begin a painting, I sometimes start by actually throwing paint at the canvas. I also use old disposable pallets as collage material because they are laden with the accidental history of a creative process. I try not to think about making art, I am simply playing, like a kid in the sandbox. Soon I start to notice beautiful accidents and an emergent composition. I start to listen to a rhythm that is embedded in the image and dialogue with it. Usually, I listen to music while I am creating to keep me in touch with my body. I literally dance with the paint and try to let it surprise me. Sometimes I fight with an image and stomp away in frustration and disgust. Sometimes it is ecstatic, like good love making. Throughout the process, I am cultivating an attitude of radical openness and discovery and inviting the unpredictable current of Life to be expressed through me.


Michael Robbins is a psychotherapist, artist, poet, Taoist meditation and Qi Gong teacher who lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts. To find out more about Micheal and his work you can visit http://www.michaelrobbinstherapy.com or email him at michaelrobbins@gmail.com

About the Gallery

Gallery Hours

Regular Gallery Hours

  • Monday - Thursday  9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday - 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • (or by appointment)

Purchasing Art

Inquire in person during gallery hours or contact Catherine by phone at 617-354-8360, or email catherine@cambridge
healthassociates.com for more information about any of the pieces.

Also on Display

CHA also features local artists in our display case and throughout the building.


  • Mobiles by Vladimir Barsukov
  • Greeting Cards by Dorothy Oja
  • Honey from our own beekeeper Jessica Kern
  • Jewelry by Ellen Liner
  • Glass ornaments by Krista Woodward

You can purchase items on display through the front desk. Cash or check only please.

Prospective Artists

If you are an artist who would like to exhibit in our gallery or display case, please contact Catherine by phone at 617-354-8360 ext. 44 or email  catherine@cambridge